I'm at Seagrove this week and just saw this. His mother was a Saint and raised 2 fine boys. Although I haven't seen Oakley since the last Ashurst reunion, I'll always appreciate what his family did and meant to my mother, Annie Ashurst Williams. Aunt Dora taught these boys to be true Southern gentlemen and we will miss Oakley. I tried to follow his example at the Bar and have achieved some success, but not the level Oakley achieved. I know all the family is still mourning his loss and our family sympathies are humbly extended. On a personal note, every time I met with lawyers in the defense industry from AL I always proudly mentioned my cousin Oakley and his colleagues all praised his knowledge and reputation. God bless you all.
Did not know MR. MILTON, but the pain of a passing loved one we all can share and feel. So sorry for your loss, may God be with you.
Did not know Mr. Melton as well as many of Ben's other friends. But I did come to realize in a very short time, he was a great man and father. My thoughts and prayers to all those who feel a loss in his passing.
Melba, deepest sympathy to you and yours. We loved Oakley so much! Now he is resting peacefully.
2007 Tuscaloosa News article on Mr. Melton's Alabama football attendance record
Stead, Wylie, Will and Lee, I know you are so proud of this wonderful granddad/father and thankful he lived so long for you to enjoy and learn from him. God Bless.
Class and dignity personified, such a great example of how to lead a life; Mr. Melton is one of the reasons I became an attorney. He will be missed by many.
Ps 92 vs 14-16 "Because he loves me," says the Lord, " I will rescue him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver and honor him. With long life will I satisfy Him and show him my salvation." Mr. Melton is an example of what kind of man this Psalm was speaking of. He was kind and gracious to all he met, and an example for many. And...the Lord is honoring him now with salvation in eternity. Much love and prayers go to all his family, and especially to Lee and her boys. Kelley and Debbie Hayes Mossburg
I did not know Mr. Melton, but his precious mother taught me first grade
in Wetumpka,Al..I am 64 and she will forever be an important figure in my life.
We are praying for Mr. Melton's family and friends. What fantastic memories you must have. Mr. Melton was an outstanding human being, Give the Glory to God....
Mr. Melton was a true southern gentleman. His kindness was only matched by that sweet smile that was constantly on his face. He was a great boss and friend. He will be greatly missed....Our condolences to Miss Melba and the family. Pete and Shirley Cutler
I have many fond memories of times spent with the Melton's, having known them since meeting Ben in the first grade. Oakley was a kind, gentle, and loving soul. I'm a better person for having known him.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Oakley. We have fond memories of days at Lake Martin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jerry and Pat Mills